Loan Period, Quota and Fines
|Material Type||Loan Period||Loan Quota||Renewal||Fines||Hold|
|28 days||30||2||$2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
|10 (including PolyU books, AV items (7-day loan))|
AV Items #
|Popular Movies & drama series (3 days)||5||2 (only for items on 7-day loan)||$5/day (1-6 days)
$10/day (7-15 days)
|Other AV items (7 days)|
|24 hours / 7 days||4||Nil||Hourly loans: $2/hour;
$2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
# - Some AV items have been restricted for in-house use only due to very high user demand, copyright restriction, technical limitation or at the request of teaching staff.
Due date reminder, overdue, recall, reservation pick-up, and other Library notices will be emailed to your personal email account provided.
Black & white photocopiers and printers can be found on all floors, while colour printers and scanners are located on 3/F. 3D printer, large format plotters, thermal binders, lamination services are also available at the Technical Support Desk in 3/F Research Enhancement Centre. Octopus cards are accepted for payment.
This 24x7 centre is equipped with group study rooms and collaborative area to support group work. After Library closes, PolyU staff and students may enter the centre via Core E entrance.
Discussion Zone 1 & 2 (G/F) are furnished with furniture for groups work. Group Viewing Rooms at 3/F Multimedia Commons are equipped with projectors or LED monitors for presentation preparation. The Multipurpose Hall (P/F) and Research Lounge (5/F) are also available for quiet discussion.
A lounge-type environment with easy access to new books on display, latest issues of popular magazines, today’s newspapers, and PolyU Reads Collection.
Need a break to refresh your mind? LibCafe provides you with a lively and stimulating atmosphere for social interaction and idea exchange. A wide selection of food, bbeverages and snacks are served a discount.
Have questions on using Library resources? The Library can help you in the following ways:
Research Help Desk
Ask a librarian at the Research Enhancement Centre (3/F) or call at 2766-6863.
WhatsApp Enquiry Service
Contact us on WhatsApp at 6423-0820. 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Mon - Sat) and 12:00 nn - 7:00 pm (Sun/public holidays when Library opens). Enquiry received after 7:00 pm will be responded next service day.
Find quick tips through (1) How-to Videos, (2) Did You Know Tips on Library Research and (3) Research Guides on various subjects and topics to kick-start your research papers efficiently.
Learn how to make strategic and effective use of information resources by attending face-to-face workshops or self-paced online tutorials.
Hundreds of PC workstations are provided for multi-purpose use on various floors. A number of iMacs and PCs with graphics software applications are available on the 3/F. Many of them can be reserved one day in advance via iBooking System.
A free Wi-Fi service by Wi-Fi.HK is provided to all visitors and the general public. To connect, please refer to this set-up instructions. Wi-Fi services provided by Y5Zone and PCCW are also available in the Library. Subscribers may now connect to the internet through those networks. Non-subscribers may purchase a day pass online for temporary use.
Selected e-resources can be accessed off-campus through the Library website with your Library Number and PIN.